Willems recalled as Hiddink names preliminary Dutch squad
Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month`s friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia.
Amsterdam: Netherlands recalled full back Jetro Willems after almost a year out when coach Guus Hiddink named a preliminary squad on Wednesday for next month`s friendly against Mexico and the Euro 2016 qualifier against Latvia.
There was no room however for Hamburg SV midfielder Rafael van der Vaart, Daryl Janmaat of Newcastle United, PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Ukraine-based striker Jeremain Lens.
Striker Memphis Depay and defender Ron Vlaar are also back for the Amsterdam Arena matches against Mexico on Nov. 12 and Latvia four days later.
Hiddink will finalise his squad on Nov. 7, the Dutch FA said.
Netherlands are third in Euro 2016 Group A qualifying, six points behind Iceland and Czech Republic after three games.
Squad: Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Ajax Amsterdam), Tim Krul (Newcastle United), Kenneth Vermeer (Feyenoord), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven) Defenders: Daley Blind (Manchester United), Stefan de Vrij (Lazio), Bruno Martins Indi (Porto), Gregory van der Wiel (Paris St Germain), Virgil van Dijk (Celtic), Ricardo van Rhijn (Ajax Amsterdam), Paul Verhaegh (Augsburg), Joel Veltman (Ajax Amsterdam), Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa), Jetro Willems (PSV Eindhoven)
Midfielders: Ibrahim Afellay (Olympiakos Piraeus), Jordy Clasie (Feyenoord), Nigel de Jong (AC Milan), Leroy Fer (Queens Park Rangers), Davy Klaassen (Ajax Amsterdam), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Wesley Sneijder (Galatasaray)
Forwards: Memphis Depay (PSV Eindhoven), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke 04), Luciano Narsingh (PSV Eindhoven), Quincy Promes (Spartak Moscow), Robin van Persie (Manchester United).